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From Instruction to Delight By Patricia Demers

From Instruction to Delight
by Patricia Demers

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Children's literature as we know it did not exist before the mid-18th century, yet from medieval times on a wealth of poetry & prose was read by and to children mainly as a means of educating and instructing. This anthology illustrates the development of that literature, from its beginnings to the dawn of its 'golden age'.
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From Instruction to Delight: An Anthology of Children's Literature to 1850 by Patricia Demers

In this anthology Patricia Demers illustrates the development of the genre of Children's Literature, from its earnest beginnings to the dawn of its Golden Age, introducing each selection and placing it in historical context. From early colloquies and hornbooks to charming miniature libraries, the selections - many of which are accompanied by their original illustrations - provide a window through which to trace the developing concept of childhood and the cultural value of the child. This expanded third edition reflects recent important gains made in the academic study of children's literature. It also offers a number of new selections and illustrations.

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About Patricia Demers

Patricia Demers, Professor of English at the University of Alberta, has written extensively about children's literature; her recent publications include Women's Writing in English; Early Modern England and an edition of Hannah More's Coelebs in Search of a Wife.

Table of Contents

1. Early Lessons at Home and School ; From The Colloquy (c. 1000) ; From On the Properties of Things (c. 1200) ; From The Owl and the Nightingale (after 1250) ; From The Treatise on the Astrolabe (1391 ; The ABC of Aristotle (c. 1430) ; From The Schoole of Vertue and Booke of Good Nurture (1557) ; From The Boke of Nurture, or Schoole of Good Manners (1577) ; From A Jewell House of Art and Nature (1594) ; The Hornbook ; The Battledore ; DOMESTIC WRITING: JUVENILIA ; 'A new yeres gift' (1581) ; 'George Bercklay to his grandfather' (1610) and 'George to Mrs Cave his mothers wayting woman' (c. 1613) ; Letter to her Father: Mary Downing to Emmanuel Downing (1635) ; MOTHERS' ADVICE AND GRIEF ; From Miscelanea, Meditations, Memoratives (1604) ; From The Mothers Blessing (1616) ; From The Mothers Legacie to her Unborne Childe (1624) ; From A Ladies Legacie to her Daughters (1645) ; 'On the death of my first and dearest childe' (1655) ; 'On the Death of my dear Daughter' (1703) ; WRITING OF CLERGYMEN AND SCHOOLMASTERS ; From The Historie of Four-Footed Beastes (1607) ; From Orbis Sensualium Pictus (1659) ; 2. Puritan 'Hell-Fire': Warnings and Warmth ; From Milk for Babes (1646) ; 'Upon my Son Samuel' (1657) and 'In reference to her Children' (1659) ; From A Token for Children (1672) ; From War with the Devil (1673) ; From The New England Primer (1683-1830) ; From A Book for Boys and Girls (1686) ; 3. Lyrical Instruction: Isaac Watts and His Comtemporaries ; From Divine Songs (1715) and Moral Songs (1740) ; From Fables (1727) ; From Poems on Several Occasions (1734) ; 4. Chapbooks and Penny Histories ; An Elegy on the Death and Burial of Cock Robin (1744) ; The Interesting Story of the Children in the Wood ; From The Life and Death of Tom Thumb ; From The Pleasant History of Thomas Hickathrift ; Nurse Dandlem's Little Repository of Great Instruction (c. 1784) ; From The Riddle Book ; 5. Boreman, Cooper, and Newbery: 'Instruction With Delight' ; From The Gigantick History (1741) ; From A Little Pretty Pocket-Book (1744) ; From Nurse Truelove's New Year's Gift (1755) ; From The History of Little Goody Two-Shoes (1765) ; 6. Rational Moralists ; From The Governess (1749) ; From The Adventures of a Pincushion (c. 1780) ; From Poems on Various Subjects (1783) ; From Her Journal Book (1783) ; From The History of Sandford and Merton (1783) ; From Cobwebs to Catch Flies (c. 1783) ; From Original Stories (1788) ; From Mental Improvement (1794) ; From The Village School (c. 1795) ; 'The Purple Jar' from Early Lessons (1801) ; From First Book for Children (1823) ; From The Young Emigrants (1826) ; From The Affectionate Parent's Gift (1828) ; From Nouvel Alphabet pour les Commencans (1830) ; From Mary's Grammar (1835) ; From Rollo at School (1839) ; 'Janetta and her Jujubes' from Farewell Tales (1840) ; From Make the Best of It (1843) ; 7. Sunday School Moralists ; From Early Piety (1777) ; From Hymns in Prose for Children (1781) and Lessons for Children: Part IV (1788) ; From Fabulous Histories (1786) and The Charity School Spelling Book (c. 1798) ; From Divine Hymns (1790) and Instructions for Children (1794) ; Black Giles, the Poacher: Part II (1796) ; From The History of the Fairchild Family (1818) ; From The Peep of Day (1833) ; From Flowers That Never Fade (1838) ; From Dutch Tiles (1842) ; 8. Harbingers of the Golden Age ; From Hymns for the Amusement of Children (1772) and 'My Cat Jeoffry' from Jubilate Agno ; From Songs of Innocence and of Experience (1794) ; From The Infant's Library (c. 1800) ; From Original Poems for Infant Minds (1804-5) and Rhymes for the Nursery (1806) ; From The Daisy (1807) ; The Butterfly's Ball and the Grasshopper's Feast (1807) ; The Peacock 'At Home' (1807) ; From Poems (1808) ; Puss in Boots (1808) ; Beauty and the Beast (1811) ; From Peter Piper's Practical Principles of Plain and Perfect Pronunciation (1813) ; 'A Visit from Saint Nicholas' (1823) ; From Poems for Our Children (1830) ; The Story of the Three Bears (1831) ; From Sketches of Natural History (1834) ; From Holiday House: A Series of Tales (1839) ; From New Nursery Songs for All Good Children (1843) ; From The Book of Nonsense (1846) ; From The English Struwwelpeter (1848) ; The Sad Tale of Mrs Mole and Mrs Mouse (c. 1849)

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From Instruction to Delight: An Anthology of Children's Literature to 1850 by Patricia Demers
Patricia Demers
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